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Reese Ellis Wilson (born October 1, 1995 in Rockwall, Texas) is a former American child actor. Prior to his acting career, he was a child model for Dillard's and JCPenney's. He is well-known for portraying the role of Ryan on the children's television series Barney & Friends. Following his time on Barney & Friends, he was featured in a Sylvan Learning Center commerical in 2007. He is the brother of former Barney child cast member Molly Wilson, who also portrayed Amy on Barney & Friends.

After his time on Barney & Friends, Wilson decided to no longer pursue modeling and acting.


Barney & Friends[]

Wilson, who was in fourth grade at the time, began his acting career on Barney & Friends portraying the role of "Ryan" in 2005 alongside his older sister Molly Wilson who portrayed the role of "Amy". At first, he had small parts, but he quickly became a main character with more lines and important storylines.[1]



Behind the scenes[]


  • Wilson shares a birthday with Austin Lux, the actor who portrayed Ben.